16 July 2018

Scarlett Johansson and the new cultural police

Why shouldn’t a ‘cis’ actress play a trans man?

10 July 2018

The King and I: a West End treat

Those crying ‘Western imperialism’ are really missing the point.

21 June 2018

Ocean’s 8: A Feminist Flop

The ‘gender-swap’ trend is shielding tired remakes from criticism.

13 June 2018

Lionel Shriver is right about the diversity industry

Writers should be judged by their talent, not their background.

8 June 2018

The hole at the heart of the new Star Wars films

Now they’ve managed to make even Han Solo seem boring.

29 May 2018

Who’s afraid of the N-word?

No, singing along to the N-word in a rap song doesn’t make you racist.

21 May 2018

Cannes is a celebration of diversity

Blanchett and pals’ sexism protests obscure the brilliant non-Western filmmaking on display.

14 May 2018

Eurovision is about camp, not politics

Political commentators’ glib Eurovision takes are almost always wrong.

11 May 2018

‘This is America’: a masterclass in ambiguity

Donald Glover’s viral hit is vague enough to suit everyone’s politics.

27 April 2018

Treating Kanye like an Uncle Tom

The reaction to his pro-Trump remarks has been deeply condescending.